PRESS RELEASE: Photography for Kids! A Fun Guide to Digital Photography—New from Rocky Nook
Santa Barbara, CA—April 20, 2011—While some photographers still have doubts about transitioning from film to digital cameras, unbiased children have easily found their way into the digital world. Children are excited by the instant gratification of capturing an image and immediately seeing the result.
With today's digital cameras, what used to be an expensive and disappointing process is now as easy as pie. Enthusiastic and confident children are able to handle digital cameras with remarkable skill. Instant feedback motivates them to continue exploring, and soon they are able to create small masterpieces filled with inspiration and fantasy.
Photography for Kids! (Rocky Nook, $24.95 USD) introduces children between the ages of 8 and 14 to the world of photography. Technical concepts—like how a digital camera actually works—are explained in a way that is easy to understand. The book emphasizes creativity and presents techniques for capturing exciting images.
Children will learn how to:
Operate the functions and shooting modes of a digital camera
Choose interesting subjects
Compose strong, creative images
Transfer and save images to a computer
Print their favorite pictures
And much more!
About the Authors
Michael Ebert is a photographer who teaches photojournalism at the university in Magdeburg, Germany. He formerly worked as a newspaper and magazine photographer. He also prepares exhibits of famous photographers and has already written extensively about photography.
Sandra Abend studied art history. She also focused on photography and wrote her dissertation on the photographs of Jeff Wall. She directs the Kinderartothek of the Wilhelm-Fabry-Museum in Hilden, Germany and teaches at the University of Duesseldorf.
For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://oreilly.com/catalog/9781933952765
Photography for Kids!: A Fun Guide to Digital Photography, by Michael Ebert and Sandra Abend.
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Photography for Kids!
Publisher: Rocky Nook
By Michael Ebert, Sandra Abend
Print ISBN: 9781933952765 Ebook ISBN: 9781457101250
Print Price: $24.95 Ebook Price: $19.95
About Rocky Nook
Rocky Nook's books are distributed internationally by O'Reilly Media.
Rocky Nook was founded in early 2006 in Santa Barbara, California, and is closely associated with dpunkt.verlag, a leading publisher of books on technology based in Heidelberg, Germany. The focus of Rocky Nook's publications is on digital photography and computing.
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(First posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 22:37 EDT)